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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Apr 8, 2010 4:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: "There's a sort of peak optimum, and right now we're at one of those peaks."


"There's a sort of peak optimum, and right now we're at one of those peaks." Jerry Garcia - London 4/72


04/08/72 Wembley Empire Pool - London, ENG

I ) Bertha, Me & My Uncle, Mr. Charlie, Deal, Black Throated Wind, Next Time You See Me, Cumberland Blues, Brown Eyed Women, Beat It On Down The Line, Tennessee Jed, Playin' In The Band, Good Lovin', Looks Like Rain, Casey Jones

II ) Truckin', Big Railroad Blues, It Hurts Me Too, Dark Star-> Mind Left Body Jam -> Sugar Magnolia-> Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) E: One More Saturday Night


Best Source: SBD.miller.83714 flac16 / Steppin' Out
Sound Quality: A/A+
Score: 99+ pts


Official Release: Cumberland is on Europe '72; Looks Like Rain is a bonus track on the Europe '72 remaster; Big Railroad, It Hurts Me Too, Black Throated Wind, Saturday Night and Dark Star> Sugar Magnolia> Caution are on Steppin' Out.

Taper's Section: Dark Star> Sugar Magnolia> Caution (4/6/09)

Comments: Garcia plays pedal steel on Looks Like Rain. 12 count BIODTL. Dark Star is first verse only. Pig sings Who Do You Love During Caution.


Notes: Apparently the band was feeling a bit warmer on this night because the second show at Wembley is certainly among the hottest performances of the tour as well as a top ten of 1972. Playin' in the Band is dynamite and possibly the best performance of this song on the tour. The interplay between Jerry and Phil on this one is mindboggling! Looks Like Rain is a remarkable rendition with Jerry on the pedal steel. Cumberland Blues and a terrific Good Lovin' round out a very well played first set. The extraordinary Dark Star, with its beautiful Mind Left Body Jam is among the very best ever performed from any era. Some of the Dark Stars performed on this tour are are celebrated for their pre-verse explorations. This one is special because of its post-verse thematic jamming. The segue into the gorgeous Sugar Magnolia is beautiful and sublime. In spite of the extraordinary Dark Star, the high point of the show just might be the smoking version of Caution, featuring some blistering Garcia leads, and a bit of slide work as well. Its amazing how quickly the band found its footing on the continent just into their second performance, with a gorgeous sound and tone quite unique to this tour. (99+ pts)

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-04-08.sbd.miller.83714.sbeok.flac16

http://www.dead.net/features/tapers-section/april-6-april-12-2009

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 8, 2010 5:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'It's my Song' - TDIH 43 years ago


Cool little interview here

http://www.archive.org/details/gd67-04-08.tv.hanno.12623.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: amosearle Date: Apr 8, 2010 7:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'There's a sort of peak optimum, and right now we're at one of those peaks.'

Thanks for the rec. I need some peak optimum to offset the peak crapdom at work today.

Hey Elbow- you going to see Railroad Earth at Variety Playhouse? They are coming soon....I'm also considering David Bromberg and Yorma also at Variety.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Apr 8, 2010 7:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'There's a sort of peak optimum, and right now we're at one of those peaks.'

Thinking about going but have not purchased the tickets yet. Also considering seeing Yarn next week at The 5 Spot. Seven buck cover is cool but they are scheduled to go on at 10 PM which is a little late of a start for LBo on a school night.

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Poster: amosearle Date: Apr 8, 2010 9:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'There's a sort of peak optimum, and right now we're at one of those peaks.'

I ain't no good on a school night these days.
I don't have tickets yet; I do not anticipate a problem there. The missus is not eager to commit to it, so I'm going to try a guy's night out sort of deal as long as that does not provoke domestic dischord.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Apr 8, 2010 9:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'There's a sort of peak optimum, and right now we're at one of those peaks.'

Same issue here so a guys night out could work.

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Poster: amosearle Date: Apr 9, 2010 11:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'There's a sort of peak optimum, and right now we're at one of those peaks.'

I am cleared for the RRE show in exchange for taking her to the Carolina Chocolate Drops in April. I saw them at Merlefest last year and they were amazing. I'm not sure how they will be as a headliner.

A plan is in motion. Maybe we could eat?

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Apr 9, 2010 11:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'There's a sort of peak optimum, and right now we're at one of those peaks.'

Sounds good. I'll pick up a ticket and we can figure out a place to grab a bite.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 9, 2010 11:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'There's a sort of peak optimum, and right now we're at one of those peaks.'

Hey--just not TOO many jokes at my expense...Amos has a way of catching me every time I present the perfect set-up, which happens a bit too often it seems. Not that you'll be spending your time talking about Forumites or anything.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Apr 9, 2010 11:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'There's a sort of peak optimum, and right now we're at one of those peaks.'

No thats all we do, make jokes at your expense. Thats why neither of our wives want to go this time. "The band was great but William Tell this and William Tell that..blah blah blah."

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 9, 2010 1:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'There's a sort of peak optimum, and right now we're at one of those peaks.'

Hmmm, maybe my conversations with the gals really has gotten stale...I'll have to come up with something entertaining for your wife; I hate to be demoted from "eccentrically cute" to "outlandish bore" in no time flat...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Apr 8, 2010 8:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'There's a sort of peak optimum, and right now we're at one of those peaks.'

also released in "Steppin Out with the Grateful Dead"

one of their finer commercial releases

(well worth having imho)

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Apr 8, 2010 5:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'There's a sort of peak optimum, and right now we're at one of those peaks.'

I know you and Rob and others love the 5-11-72 Dark Star but I prefer this one. Its not just the Dark Star but the whole DS>Sugar Mags>Caution sequence that i find amazing. Every time is sounds like they are done, somebody revs the engine again it were off. This is most evident at the Sugar>Caution transition. The concert could have easily ended with Bobby's screaming but thankfully that was not what happened. Even during Caution, Pig was about to start singing and Jerry decided he wasn't done jamming yet.

I don't think there are any bad shows on this tour, at least of what i have heard, but this one is my favourite.

Thanks for reminding me to give it a listen today.